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Trump, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Tanton Network: The Implementation of a Decades-Old Agenda

Trump has only been in office for a couple of months, but already his mass-deportation agenda is already well-defined. As we’ve written about before, Trump — led by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller — is out to make America white again, by 1) indiscriminately deporting immigrants, and 2) changing immigration laws and policies to prevent … Continue reading »

Steve King Gives Voice to the White Nationalist Worldview at Heart of Trump’s Immigration Policy Agenda

White nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments have a long and sordid history in America. But the election of Donald Trump and Trump’s immigration policy agenda has breathed new life into these movements, giving nativists newfound access and simpatico allies in the White House, and providing new cover for openly racist actions and comments – both from … Continue reading »

SPLC Annual Year in Hate Report: Center for Immigration Studies Is A Hate Group

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which found 917 hate groups were operating in the United States in 2016. There are now 14 anti-immigrant groups listed, including, for the first time, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) was also named … Continue reading »

Don’t be Fooled: Trump’s Deportation “Priorities” include “Almost Everyone”

LA Times Analysis of Trump Immigration EO Finds Nearly Entire Undocumented Population At Risk of Deportation An important new Los Angeles Times analysis of President Trump’s immigration executive orders echoes our assessment: despite claims that Trump plans to just build a wall and focus on “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders make clear that just about all of … Continue reading »

Florida House Dems Walk Out On “Racist” Mark Krikorian

Florida House Democrats didn’t even give Mark Krikorian a chance to spew his xenophobic propaganda to a full house during a meeting on refugees yesterday — they simply walked out. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant group founded by noted white nationalist and eugenics enthusiast John Tanton. Among Tanton’s … Continue reading »

SPLC: Former Head Of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Joins Trump Administration

It continues to be clear that Donald Trump meant what he said about immigration. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the new administration has named a former executive director of an anti-immigrant hate group to a top post at the US Customs and Border Protection: Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation … Continue reading »

We must #StopSessions. Call Your Senators Today.

Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day urging Senators to vote against Sessions.  … Continue reading »

CNC Releases New Resources Tackling And Exposing Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Agendas

The Center for New Community has released two important resources in countering the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements. The first resource, “Anti-Immigrant And Anti-Muslim Threats In The United States,” is an assessment of organized nativist activity from around the nation, including groups with disturbing ties to white supremacists attempting to push through bigoted local and state … Continue reading »

KC Star Blasts Kris Kobach For “Despicable Affiliation” With White Nationalists

Last week, the Center for New Community reported that Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach,spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists.  Kobach, one of the most extreme and vociferous anti-immigrant voices in the U.S., is a product of the Tanton network, which has deep ties to white nationalists. From CNC: On October 25, white nationalist … Continue reading »

Architects of Failed Self-Deportation Policy Trying to Rebrand Their Deportation Strategy

Times are tough for the anti-immigrant groups. Donald Trump has become the leading voice for that crowd with his calls for mass-deportation. So, they’re desperate for attention and relevance. Outside of extreme anti-immigration circles, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), one of the organizations created by white nationalist John Tanton, is probably best known for … Continue reading »